‘Tales of Malabar’, a project funded by the Dutch Consulate General and the Embassy, New Delhi, looked at the history of the Malabar region in India. This project payed homage to the idiosyncratic culture, history and rituals of the diverse people and religions of the Malabar region that were influenced by trade and cultural connections. For this project, a harmonious exhibit had to be created, that explained the history and culture of the Malabar region, designed especially for a travelling museum within Kerala, which meant that the final outcomes had to be easily transportable and storable.
Anushka Divecha is a Textile Designer based in Brooklyn, NY and a graduate of the MFA Textiles program from The Rhode Island School of Design.
Her work combines her love for the tactile and material properties of textiles, with colour, pattern and illustration that she honed as a graphic designer.
She has immense admiration for traditional techniques and the artist's hand and is interested in how to utilise those techniques in more contemporary ways.